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The Hebrew Judge

I have a Hebrew exam today. Forgive me if this post is a bit short. Or abnormal. Or if I randomly start typing Hebrew characters instead of English.

I’m particularly concerned about this exam because our study guide alone has 538 words. God help me.

During our review, even my professor was forgetting words. Again– God. Help. Me.

And He will.

It may not be in the way you’d think; I may not ace this exam.

But God has already helped me with something more important than a grade: my mindset.

Right now, my class grade is at 101%. Even if I fail, my grade is pretty safe. I’m not worried about my grade; I’m worried about my professor.

What will he think of me if I fail? Will he think I’m stupid? Confused? Tired? Lazy?


Of course, I want to be viewed highly. We all do.

But at the end of the day, what others think about us doesn’t matter. The only opinion that matters comes from the Maker and Judge.

By the capitalization there, you better know who I’m talking about. Actually, Who.

As James puts it, “There is only one Lawgiver and Judge, he who is able to save and to destroy. But who are you to judge your neighbor?” (4:12).

And on that note, who am I to judge myself? Who are any of us, to judge ourselves?

Friends, there is a God, and we are not Him.

We have no authority to judge anyone! Only He knows all, so only He can justly judge all.

That’s reassuring and terrifying all at the same time, isn’t it?

Let me leave you with some Hebrew (I told you!) to reassure you…

כי לעולם חסדו.

“key li-oh-lam haz-dough”

“For His love endures forever” (Psalm 136).

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